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After a Disaster

Get help after a disaster finding family and friends, temporary housing, emergency food, and tips to let people know you are safe.

, call 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678). This is the hotline for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. They also run an . If you find one of these kids, report it there..

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnGet by using the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUS). The program can help with printing missing person posters, getting free forensic services like DNA analysis, and more. 

  • Let Family and Friends Know You’re Safe After a Disaster

    If you are safe after a disaster, national emergency or overseas civil unrest and want to let people know your status or reunite with family: 

    • .

    • FEMA's emergency family locator system helps people connect during presidentially-declared disasters. Call 1-800-588-9822, 24 hours a day when it has been activated. 

    • Before you go abroad, enroll in the. STEP is the State Department's free travel alert system. Using STEP, U.S. embassies can contact you or help family find you when you're traveling abroad. Get more information about what you can do to stay safe while traveling outside the U.S.    

    to 4FEMA (43362), Example: SHELTER 01234. (Standard text message rates apply.)

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnFind open shelters using the .

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnSearch online for .

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnLearn more about .

    Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền after a disaster, you can:

    • Find an open emergency shelter

    • Listen to local radio or TV to locate disaster feeding sites

    • Check with local agencies for

    Get Food Assistance After a Disaster With D-SNAP Benefits

    If the president has declared your area as a disaster zone, you may be able to get short-term financial assistance for food under the D-SNAP program. If you’re in your home, follow guidelines for or flood.

    Create Safe Drinking Water After an Emergency

    Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnIf you need emergency water and can’t get bottled water, you can make by either boiling it or disinfecting it with bleach. Boiling water is the better choice because it kills more of the bacteria that can make you sick.

    • If the water is cloudy, let it settle and then filter it through a clean cloth or coffee filter.
    • Boil water for one minute. Let it cool before storing.
    • If you can’t boil it, add 8 drops (⅛ teaspoon) of 6% unscented household liquid bleach to a gallon of water. Stir it and let it sit for 30 minutes.
    • If you don’t have bleach, look in your medicine cabinet or first aid kit for iodine. Use five drops of 2% tincture of iodine for each quart of water. You can also use water purification tablets, found at pharmacies and sporting goods stores.
    • Store water in clean containers with covers.
    Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền for assistance. You can also visit "" on the Department of State (DOS) website. 

    Learn How the Department of State Can Help in an Emergency

    Embassies can help with:

    • and foreign crises

    • Lost or stolen passports

    • Medical emergencies

    • Crime or arrest

    • Missing persons

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnParental child abductions

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnDeath abroad


    Find Help Getting Money in an Emergency Abroad

    The Department of State can assist you in an emergency . If you have no other way to get money, you may be able to get a temporary loan through the DOS or a .

    Note: If you get a loan through DOS or a U.S. Embassy or consulate, you must repay it.  Call 1-800-521-2116 from the U.S. or 843-746-0592Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền from abroad if you have any questions.

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    Last Updated: August 3, 2020